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Bolivia said on Sunday that it’s the South American country which least invests in military hardware and ratified it is not involved in any arms race. Defence minister Walker San Miguel statement follow the Bolivian decision to purchase six aircrafts from China which come on top of an open credit line for military hardware extended by Russia.
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe asked for more time to defeat the terrorism that scourges his country and underlined that his “democratic security” policy needs a ‘little while’ longer”.
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and the de facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti have agreed to begin talks next week under the auspices of the OAS (Organization of American States) in an attempt to find a way out to the institutional crisis.
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While other nations are struggling to cut costs and sacrificing social programs to combat the worldwide economic crisis, Chile´s 2010 budget will grow by 4.3% next year and includes a 5.8% increase in social assistance programs, Finance Minister Andrés Velasco announced this week.
The European Union wants closer links with Latinamerica and the Caribbean and will attempt in the near future to conclude the several pending agreements with different countries from the region, announced in Brussels Benita Ferrero-Waldner Commissioner responsible for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.
Costa Rica’s president Oscar Arias called on the international community to collaborate with Honduras November presidential election, avoiding isolating the de facto regime, thus helping to find a way out to the current crisis.
Peru’s Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former President Alberto Fujimori to six years in prison for wiretapping opponents and paying bribes to lawmakers and publishers during his rule from 1990 to 2000.
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said that Brazilian president Lula da Silva did not know about his decision to return to Honduras and claimed that followers calling for his reinstatement have been viciously beaten up by police in Tegucigalpa, according to reports in the Brazilian press.
Four years after a negligent Czech citizen, Jiri Smitak, accidentally started a huge fire in the world famous Torres Del Paine national park in far southern Chile, part of the destroyed area is being replanted in native forest trees.